Tyson’s ‘chicken or egg’ suit

Are chickens antibiotic-free if antibiotics are administered on pre-hatched eggs?

US producer Tyson seems to think so and recently sued the Department of Agriculture (USDA) for its supposed inconsistent labeling rules on antibiotic-related product claims, according to this report from Reuters.

Tyson announced on June 2 its plans to withdraw its “raised without antibiotics” labels for chickens because of the controversy.

In the lawsuit, the USDA is said to have given Tyson until June 18 to voluntarily remove its labeling on millions of packages, affecting more than 400 different products.



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